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Forensic Accounting Techniques in Business Appraisals

 Forensic Accounting Techniques in Business Appraisals
CPE Credit

Program Type: VideoCast (Audio,Video, PPT Presentation)
Program Level: Overview
Prerequisites: Learning activity level that provides a general review of a subject area from a broad perspective
Advanced Preparation: None
Delivery Method: Group Internet-Based
CPE Credits: One (1) Hour
Fields of Study: Accounting
Item Number: 17PFFCHI0609G
Shipping Weight: 0lbs. 0oz.
Price: $80.00
Program Description

How do you know the financial statement information that you have been given to conduct your business appraisal are accurate? Taking extra steps to ensure the accuracy of financial information provided can be time consuming and expensive. In this webinar , we will go over global tests and analysis to be done to determine if forensic accounting steps will be necessary. This includes comparison to the industry and interviews with key company employees.
The forensic accounting analysis to be done differs with each case. Different analytic skills and tools will be presented that can be used to ascertain possible unrecorded income, personal add-backs, and other adjustments.

Learning Objectives

After completing this webinar, attendees will be able to:

- Recognize when additional forensic accounting work will need to be performed in their business appraisal assignment
- Analyze the financial statement data to determine if adjustments are necessary relating to unrecorded income, incorrect items, or personal expense add–backs
- Present their findings in an understandable way in their reports

Who Should Attend

CPAs and CVAs that perform business appraisals

Karen Kaseno
Ms. Karen Kaseno is an alumni of Deloitte Haskins + Sells and has been practicing in the area of litigation services since 1989. Ms. Kaseno’s practice specializes in family law, business valuations, economic damage cases, and fraud investigations. She has been appointed by the family law court as an Evidence Code §730 Special Master on hundreds of occasions. Her family law practice involves engagements relating to business valuations, analysis of income available for support, apportionment of separate and community property, complex calculations in high net worth cases, and tracings of separate and community property. Ms. Kaseno has also conducted several forensic investigations on fraud-related matters for both criminal and civil matters. She has been named as an expert witness on hundreds of commercial litigation matters involving loss of earnings on a variety of legal matters. Over the past two decades, Ms. Kaseno has been extremely active in developing and teaching within the accounting and legal professions. Ms. Kaseno has developed and taught over a half dozen courses covering many aspects of forensic accounting including the Fraudsafe™ Fraud Prevention and Investigation Five-Day Training Program for CPAs. Ms. Kaseno is a founding member and instructor in NACVA’s National Matrimonial Litigation Workshop. Ms. Kaseno has been a presenter at conferences and continuing education programs throughout the United States for both CPAs and attorneys, covering topics including numerous issues in family law litigation, business valuation, fraud investigations, and providing expert witness testimony. Her presentations have also been made directly to judges. She is also the former chair of the Fraud Section of the litigation services committee of California. Ms. Kaseno has chaired and been on the planning committees for numerous conferences for the California Society of Certified Public Accountants Education Foundation, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants®, and the National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts® (NACVA®). Ms. Kaseno received the Outstanding Member award from NACVA in 2007.